Egg shell sounds metallic

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvh3ns, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. luvh3ns

    luvh3ns Out Of The Brooder

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    The strangest thing happened today. Normally, when I tap the shell of my girls' eggs, it sounds, well, like an egg. But today, I tapped the shell of an egg laid today, and it had this very distinctly metallic sound to it. It really sounds like the shell is made of metal - it's so weird!

    I only have two hens and no rooster. I did feed her a large chunk of sardine - maybe that has something to do with it? Any thoughts on this? Thanks!!!
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Good April Fools joke? LOL [​IMG]

    Too early for that so I will take you seriously! I have never heard of that. Sardines wouldn't cause that from what I know.

    Any chance on a family member trying to be funny? [​IMG]
     
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  3. luvh3ns

    luvh3ns Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol! Thanks, Chickensaresweet - no pranksters - just me and my bf here, and I'm the only one who really deals with the chickens - plus I'm sure he would've come clean by now on a joke like that hahaha.

    My bf said he thought maybe it has more calcium from the greens we fed them two days ago?

    ...The shell doesn't feel soft or thin either. It feels and looks totally normal - just sounds weird.
     
  4. BSL Egger

    BSL Egger Out Of The Brooder

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    Actually, it could be hollow. Could there be a very small crack that you haven't noticed and air possibly got in? The egg shell could just not bes as thick.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you crack the egg open to examine the shell and contents?
     
  6. luvh3ns

    luvh3ns Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, and it looked totally normal!
     
  7. brncntrygrl

    brncntrygrl Just Hatched

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    I've had this happen twice now. First time last month with my ameracauna and now today-I'm not sure which one layed it this morning. My chickens are all healthy and are on a good diet. I cracked today's egg open and the yolk was a medium color and everything looked great. The shell wasn't too think either. I have done a little research on it and can't find anything about this.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am starting to feel left out now LOL.

    Where is my metallic egg!
     
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